James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.
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“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)
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I started to read this because of the SyFy series "The Expanse". Typically TV/Movies based on a book are not as good, but after reading this I think the TV drama was better. I mean I like the book, it was gut wrenching, but the political intrigue of the TV version was far more captivating and had more settings.
So, what I liked best was the setting, Mars, Earth, OPA - belters. All the intrigue therein.
The scene where the Donnager was taken out by the mysterious stealth ships. Captain Yao was so confident in the Capital Ship, the Martians are so arrogant, and they were PWNED.
Captain Holden is a sanctimonious, egotistical bastard. I cannot stand him, I will take the TV version any time.
I'm a guy who loves stories and thought provoking books, especially thoughts that I have already had. Sometimes you need to hear it again.
a nice easy story to digest. the voice was well done too. subtle characters made for an easy listen
Too long on details. Plus another zombie book now in space. It's too bad because about half way through I started to take to the story with the detective and his lead to find the missing girl. Then he finds her it ends being a freakin' zombie book. uhggg.
Librarian to the Evil Empire.
Very fun little novel. I enjoyed it a great deal, particularly once I realized that it would be an amazing graphic novel. Of course it's a tele series, which almost as good.
I feel like I should re-watch the season to get more depth.
The book is actually quite long, so this audiobook has the added bonus of being of good value.
Unfortunately no. All the characters sound the same. More importantly, the reader read everything flat, there's no excitement, urgency, tension or any emotion when there's supposed to be.
I really liked the story, and definitely will read the second book. But because I did not enjoy the performance of this audiobook, I will probably switch to paper book.
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